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Image for Letters of Lady Rachel Russell; From the Manuscript in the Library at Woburn Abbey. To which is Prefixed, an Introduction, vindicating the Character of Lord Russell Against Sir John Dalrymple,etc.; To this edition is now added, The Trial of Lord William Russell for High Treason. Extracted from the State Trials. Fifth Edition, Corrected and Enlarged.

Letters of Lady Rachel Russell; From the Manuscript in the Library at Woburn Abbey. To which is Prefixed, an Introduction, vindicating the Character of Lord Russell Against Sir John Dalrymple,etc.; To this edition is now added, The Trial of Lord William Russell for High Treason. Extracted from the State Trials. Fifth Edition, Corrected and Enlarged.

By: (LORD RUSSELL)

Price: £145.00

Publisher: Dublin, Printed for C. Dilly, 1775 5th:

Seller ID: 82205


Hardback, 7 x 4 inches. In full tree calf leather binding, raised and gilt banding to spine, with maroon leather spine label lettered in gilt. Speckled page edges. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped, small chips to corners of rear board. Small label mark to top end of spine. Tiny hole/crack to leather nr bottom of spine on front. A couple of minor marks to boards. Bookplate to endpaper “Rev. Thomas Greene,” with neat inscription to top corner of title page. A couple of odd minor spots to pages inside, else a very clean and tight copy. Lxxvi + 237 + 74p... View more info

Image for Worthy Dr.Fuller. Illustrated with twelve pages of half-tone plates.

Worthy Dr.Fuller. Illustrated with twelve pages of half-tone plates.

By: ADDISON, WILLIAM:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: london: J.M.Dent and Sons Ltd. 1951 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73883


Size 5.75 x 8.5 inches. In grey cloth covers with gilt to black title label on spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly rubbed at ends. A couple of small tears to top edge. Price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 298pp. With b/w illustrations. Thomas Fuller is best know for his ‘History of the Worthies of England’. This biography gives his social and educational background, including the Civil War. View more info

Image for Amiel's Journal The Journal Intime of Henri-Frederic Amiel. Translated with an Introduction and Notes.

Amiel's Journal The Journal Intime of Henri-Frederic Amiel. Translated with an Introduction and Notes.

By: AMIEL, Henri-Frederic: WARD, Mrs. Humphrey:

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., 1906 repr:

Seller ID: 80090


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. In polished dark blue leather, raised banding and gilt decoration and lettering to spine, gilt paneled boards, all edges gilt and marbled endpapers. Fine binding by “Morrell, London.” In very good condition. Sumptuous fine leather binding by “Morrell, Binders, London.” Some minor rubbing to corners. Some light foxing spots to endpapers. Inside pages very clean and tight. Else a stunning copy. 318pp. View more info

Image for The Good Logs of Algidus. Signed copy.

The Good Logs of Algidus. Signed copy.

By: ANDERSON, MONA:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: A.H. and A.W. Reed. Sydney. 1965 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 71241


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In cream cloth covers with red gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Maps to endpapers. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased and rubbed along edges. Spine slightly faded. Old repairs to tears. Not price clipped). Signed on main title page. Else a clean and tight copy. 199pp. With b/w photographs and maps. The history of Mount Algidus sheep station in New Zealand and the people who worked there. View more info

Image for An Anecdote to the Miseries of Human Life, In the History of the Widow Placid, and Her Daughter Rachel. The Seventh Edition.

An Anecdote to the Miseries of Human Life, In the History of the Widow Placid, and Her Daughter Rachel. The Seventh Edition.

By: ANON;

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Printed by J. Haddon for T. Williams, London. 1812 7th ed:

Seller ID: 74590


Size approx 4 x 7 inches. Half bound in maroon calf leather to spine and corners with marbled paper covered boards. Gilt decoration and lettering to spine with black leather spine label. Page edges marbled. In very good condition. Leather and boards are faded with some rubbing to edges and corners. Inside is immaculately clean and tight and pages remain bright. Owners booklabel and label “B.Hunt, Fancy Bookbinder & Stationer, Birmingham” to front endpaper. 134pp. View more info

Image for Home for Christmas. A Wartime Anthology. Illustrated by Matilda Hunt.

Home for Christmas. A Wartime Anthology. Illustrated by Matilda Hunt.

By: ARCHER, JEREMY:

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Century. London. 2007 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73365


Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Green endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 222pp. With b/w line drawings. Collection of stories, reports, diary entries and letters relating to Christmas in wartime, from the American War of Independence to the Iraq War in 2006. View more info

Image for Held Fast for England. G.A.Henty, Imperialist Boy’s Writer.

Held Fast for England. G.A.Henty, Imperialist Boy’s Writer.

By: ARNOLD, GUY:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London. Hamish Hamilton. 1980 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 63231


8vo. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 195pp. With b/w portrait frontis. Biography of G.A.Henty, examining his background, life as a War Correspondent and attitudes to Non-British people in his novels. View more info

Image for Held Fast for England. G.A.Henty, Imperialist Boy’s Writer.

Held Fast for England. G.A.Henty, Imperialist Boy’s Writer.

By: ARNOLD, GUY:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London. Hamish Hamilton. 1980 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 64169


8vo. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 195pp. With b/w portrait frontis. Biography of G.A.Henty, examining his background, life as a War Correspondent and attitudes to Non-British people in his novels. View more info

Image for A Royalist's Notebook The Commonplace Book of Sir John Oglander Kt. of Nunwell. Born 1585 Died 1655. Transcribed & Edited by Francis Bamford with an Introduction by Brigadier-General C.F. Aspinall-Oglander.

A Royalist's Notebook The Commonplace Book of Sir John Oglander Kt. of Nunwell. Born 1585 Died 1655. Transcribed & Edited by Francis Bamford with an Introduction by Brigadier-General C.F. Aspinall-Oglander.

By: ASPINALL-OGLANDER, C: BAMFORD, Francis:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Co., 1936 1st:

Seller ID: 80969


Hardback, 8 x 5.5 inches. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In very good condition. Some rubbing and handling marks to boards, Rubbing to corners and ends of spine. Neat inscription to front. Some light foxing spots. Else a very clean and tight copy. Scarce. 262pp. Illustrated with 10 B&W plates including endpapers, map, and folding table. View more info

Image for Ralph Thoresby, the Topographer; His Town and Times. With Portrait of Thoresby, From the Original Painting by Parmentier. In Two Volumes. LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION.

Ralph Thoresby, the Topographer; His Town and Times. With Portrait of Thoresby, From the Original Painting by Parmentier. In Two Volumes. LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION.

By: ATKINSON, D. H.;

Price: £65.00

Publisher: Leeds. Walker and Laycock, 1885 1st LTD Numbered edition (260/500.):

Seller ID: 77442


2 voluems. Hardbacks, half bound in green cloth boards and vellum spines with brown leather spine labels lettered in gilt. Top edges gilt. In very good conditions. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed, spines darkened, spine labels rubbed, label on vol.1 has repaired tear. A couple of small marks to cloth. Endpapers darkened with some neat pencil notations at front. Numbered page darkened. A couple of spots to frontis. Some neat pencil notations to margins. Else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 443 + 443pp (+ indices and notes.) Illustrated with an engraved frontis Portrait of Thore... View more info

Image for Lord Carteret A Political Biography 1690-1763.

Lord Carteret A Political Biography 1690-1763.

By: BALLANTYNE, Archibald:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley & Son, 1887 1st:

Seller ID: 80861


Hardback, 9 x 6 inches. Dark blue navy cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to spine, gilt vignette and blind decorative edging to boards. Grey endpapers. In very good condition. Corners and ends of spine rubbed, small split to bottom end of spine. Minor soiling/fading to bottom leading corners of boards. Bump to front middle edge. the odd tiny handling mark else pages all very clean and tight throughout. 428pp. View more info

Image for Memoirs of British Ladies, Who Have Been Celebrated for Their Writings or Skill, In the Learned Languages, Arts and Sciences.

Memoirs of British Ladies, Who Have Been Celebrated for Their Writings or Skill, In the Learned Languages, Arts and Sciences.

By: BALLARD, George;

Price: £175.00

Publisher: London, T. Evans, 1775:

Seller ID: 77869


Hardback, approx 8.5 x 5 inches. In full polished calf leather binding, red and brown leather spine labels lettered in gilt, raised banding, plain endpapers, speckled page edges, gilt board edges. In very good condition. Professional repair to spine, corners bumped with a couple of small chips, edges rubbed, some small marks to boards. Glue repair to inside front hinge. Bookplate and neat inscription to front endpaper “Doctors Commons 1828.” Some slight darkening to title page and opposite where silk pagemark has been laid. A couple of small minor foxing spots else a very clean and... View more info

Image for Winter in the Morning. A Young Girl’s Life in the Warsaw Ghetto and Beyond 1939-1945.

Winter in the Morning. A Young Girl’s Life in the Warsaw Ghetto and Beyond 1939-1945.

By: BAUMAN, JANINA:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London. Virago. 1986 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 61852


In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed along top edge with small chips. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 195pp. Prof. ills. with b/w photographs. An extraordinary story of courage and survival. Following the fall of Warsaw the family if forced into the ghetto. Early in 1943 they escaped but had to remain in hiding until the war was over. View more info

Image for Clock This. My Life as an Inventor.

Clock This. My Life as an Inventor.

By: BAYLIS, TREVOR:

Price: £2.00

Publisher: Headline. 1999 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 74045


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Light brown endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 272pp. With b/w and colour photographs. Autobiography of the inventor of the clockwork radio. View more info

Image for Mop Fair Some Elegant Extracts from the Private Correspondence of Lady Viola Drumcree, the Fatherless Daughter of Feodorovna, Countess of Chertsey.

Mop Fair Some Elegant Extracts from the Private Correspondence of Lady Viola Drumcree, the Fatherless Daughter of Feodorovna, Countess of Chertsey.

By: BINSTEAD, Arthur M.:

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London & Edinburgh; Sands & Co. 1905 1st:

Seller ID: 79860


Hardback, 8 x 5.5 inches. In light blue cloth binding with colour pictorial design to front, and black lettering to spine. In very good condition. Some rubbing and fading to cloth; edges and corners rubbed, some rubbing to front but mostly to rear board. Some minor darkening to endpapers, with neat inscription to front “Done, 1905.” Else inside pages all very clean and tight. 219pp. + 4pp cat. View more info

Image for The Reckoning. How The Killing of One Man Changed the Fate of The Promised Land.

The Reckoning. How The Killing of One Man Changed the Fate of The Promised Land.

By: BISHOP, Patrick;

Price: £10.00

Publisher: William Collins / HarperCollins 2014 1st edition:

Seller ID: 74967


Size 6 x 9.5 inches. In grey cloth with gilt to spine and illustrated dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition, with very good dustwrapper. Dustwrapper has small chip to rear bottom corner and cloth has small mark at same spot. Else a clean & tight, otherwise unmarked copy. 299pp. With maps and b&w photographic illustrations. View more info

Image for Alice on the Line.

Alice on the Line.

By: BLACKWELL, DORIS / LOCKWOOD, DOUGLAS:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Angus & Robertson. London. 1965 1st Edition:

Seller ID: 58819


Tall 8vo. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Brown endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; in removable plastic cover. Slightly rubbed along edges with small tears. Not price clipped). Small marks to back endpapers. Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. 204pp. With b/w photographs. Doris Blackwell’s father was officer-in-charge of Alice Springs telegraph station from 1899 to 1908. A personal story of life at The Alice at the turn of the 19th /20th century. View more info

Image for R.D.B.’s Diary 1887-1914.

R.D.B.’s Diary 1887-1914.

By: BLUMENFELD, R.D.:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London. Wiliam Heinemann Ltd. 1930 new imp.:

Seller ID: 73610


Size 5.75 x 8.75 inches. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and with facsimile signature to front. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened and bumped at ends. Small marks to boards. Mild foxing to edges. Neat inscriptions to front endpaper, one dated 1931. Occasional pencil marks in margins. Else a clean and tight copy. 248pp. With portrait frontis and other illustrations. The author was an American-born journalist, writer and newspaper editor who is chiefly notable for having been in charge of the Daily Express from 1902 to 1932. Here he records meetings with eminent people,... View more info

Image for The Drummonds of Charing Cross. (Bankers).

The Drummonds of Charing Cross. (Bankers).

By: BOLITHO, HECTOR / PEEL, DEREK:

Price: £2.00

Publisher: G. Allen & Unwin 1967 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 30543


Tall 8vo. 2 col.& 32 b/w plates. 232 pp. Old price in ink on front enpaper. Very good in very good to good pict. dustwrapper View more info

Image for My Kingdom of Books. An Autobiography. With Lucia Stuart. Signed copy.

My Kingdom of Books. An Autobiography. With Lucia Stuart. Signed copy.

By: BOOTH, RICHARD:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Y Lolfa Cyf. Wales. 1999 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 72836


Size 6.0 x 8.5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. Red endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 318pp. With b/w photographs. The author was largely responsible for turning Hay-on-Wye into the Book Town it is today. View more info